Life lately has been full of milestones and achievements. The twins are "mobile" and healthy. Yurchik is chatting away (and getting in fights with doors resulting in black eyes!). None of these compare to the moment when the instructor let go of Jr's hands on the ice rink and Jr skated towards him. I know it was only a few steps and he is by no means an Olympian or an NHL star, but to see the joy in his eyes as he realized he accomplished something brought the tears aplenty to his mother's eyes. I am constantly in awe of my children and the amazing things they can do. These small moments in our adult world are gigantic steps in their lives. Thank goodness that videography was created so that one day they can look back and see how far they have come.
Take a moment in your day and think about the things you take for granted that may be huge to someone else. Hug and kiss your loved ones and tell them how proud you are of them...these moments truly are rare.